In the News

  • Ankles can be replaced

    WRAL.com
    December 18, 2008

    Summary: Larry Burnett, 63, suffers from osteoarthritis, and his right hip has been replaced. But Burnett says his ankle has bothered him for more than 40 years. Traditonal ankle replacements have a high failure rate, but Burnett agreed to get a newer version of an ankle replacement, a prosthesis placed inside the shin bone in sections. After years of carefully watching his ankle, Larry is now free from pain and is able to participate in the activities he enjoys most. | more

    • Jeanne St. John steps lively with new ankles

      Newport News-Times
      December 12, 2008

      Summary: Jeanne St. John, 65, has suffered from weak ankles since high school. She used to sprain her ankles doing simple daily activities. Doctors spent years looking for a solution that would work for her. Finally she received the INBONE® Total Ankle implant. Now Jeanne is able to walk without pain and stand under her own power.

      • Standing tall: artificial ankles are making a comeback

        Commercial Appeal
        November 24, 2008

        Summary: Years after Charlene Bennett’s broken ankle was healed, she still suffered from constant pain. Thanks to Dr. Drew Murphy, she is now pain free just nine months after an ankle replacement surgery with an implant from Wright Medical. Ankle replacement procdures are making a comeback thanks to several new FDA-approved artifical joints now on the market. Ankle replacement is more difficult and less common that other joint procedures like hip replacements. Bennett’s considers her surgery a succcess, and she is happy to have put away her wheelchair and crutches. | more

        • INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement relieves years of pain for Memphis woman

          Fox 13 News
          October 8, 2008

          Summary: Charlene Bennett, an elderly woman, was suffered for nine years from a previously broken right ankle. It eventually was subject to severe arthritis. She was facing either an ankle fusion or complete immobility until Dr. Drew Murphy told her about Wright’s INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Charlene has since regained her mobility and her quality of life.

          • No more hoops, but surgery eliminates ankle pain

            Longmont Times-Call
            October 7, 2008

            Summary: Steve Cassels, 63, has sprained his ankle over 40 times throughout his career as a basketball player and coach. His ankle problems reached critical levels when he had worn away most of his cartilage and was suffering extreme pain if he walked more than 10-15 minutes per day. Steve received the INBONE® Total Ankle implant from Wright Medical. Steve doesn’t plan to play basketball in the near future, but he is pain-free and leading an active, athletic lifestyle.

            • Wright steps to forefront in foot, ankle device field

              Commercial Appeal
              April 4, 2008

              Summary: This article from The Commercial Appeal discusses Wright’s drive to become the top firm in the foot and ankle surgery market, and it also addresses how growth in the market benefits both the company and patients. Acquisitions of other providers and savvy selling have allowed Wright to shore up market share in a critical field that’s been comprehensively overlooked for a long time. | more

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